Our round-up of local government’s latest appointments and departures.
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Rob Bridge has been named as chief executive of Welwyn Hatfield BC. He is currently chief finance officer and deputy to the chief executive at Fenland DC. He joined Fenland in 2009 and before that held financial roles at South Cambridgeshire DC, Peterborough City Council, HM Prison Service, and Cambridgeshire CC. He succeeds Michel Saminaden, who is set to retire after holding the job since 1996.
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Robin Porter has been appointed deputy chief executive of Luton Borough Council. He will retain his duties as corporate director for customer and commercial services, but he will now also support chief executive Trevor Holden on implementing Luton’s investment framework. Mr Porter joined Luton in 2007 and he has been a corporate director for six years during which he has also been responsible for the development of the council-owned London Luton Airport.
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Liz Bruce is to join Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth LBCs as director of adult social services under their staff sharing arrangement. She joins from the shared ‘tri-borough’ service of Hammersmith & Fulham LBC, Kensington & Chelsea RBC, and Westminster City Council. Ms Bruce, who has 30 years’ experience in social services, succeeds Cathy Kerr, who joined Richmond-upon-Thames in 2009 but is now retiring.
West Lancashire BC has appointed Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey as director of housing and inclusion. She is shown in the picture being welcomed by leader Jenny Patterson (Lab). Ms Sinnott-Lacey has more than 25 years’ experience in housing, most recently as executive director with Peaks & Plains Housing Trust.